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 By Nick Ames

Three Points: Chelsea ease to victory vs. West Ham

Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea were too much for the Hammers to handle.

LONDON -- John Terry and Diego Costa scored as Chelsea enjoyed a comfortable win over West Ham. Here's a trio of observations on Chelsea's 2-0 victory in the Premier League on Boxing Day.

1. Chelsea are back in the groove

This Boxing Day game was effectively wrapped up when Diego Costa, seizing onto Eden Hazard's pass after Cheikhou Kouyate had given the ball away, sent three defenders in one direction with a swerve of the hips and flashed an irresistible second goal across Adrian with his left...

 By Mark Worrall

Player Ratings: Terry impresses as Chelsea cruise past West Ham

Diego Costa was on target in a 2-0 win as Premier League leaders Chelsea were too much for the Hammers to handle.
John Terry scored the opener as Chelsea eased to a 2-0 win at home to West Ham.

Chelsea brushed aside West Ham United with consummate ease at Stamford Bridge, strolling to a comfortable 2-0 victory and maintaining their position as Premier League title favourites.

The Blues have a 100 percent record at the Bridge in the league this season, and from the first few minutes of this festive London derby it was clear that record was not under any real threat from the Hammers.

Jose Mourinho's men did have to be patient for their first goal. Sam Allardyce's team did not park the bus,...

 By Mark Worrall

Chelsea Report Card: A summary of the Blues' Premier League season

ESPN FC's Craig Burley examines whether Chelsea can win the quadruple this year.

With the Premier League season edging toward its halfway point, who has starred for Chelsea and is the Premier League title a foregone conclusion? Here's a look at how Jose Mourinho's men have fared so far.

Grade: A+

Your Season So Far -- In A Sentence

Top of the league, comfortably through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, in the semifinals of the League Cup -- Chelsea supporters disgruntled with that lot need their heads examined.

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Thrashing Tottenham 3-0 was joyous, even...

 By PA Sport

Diego Costa 'difficult to stop,' admits Southampton's Toby Alderweireld

Chelsea picked up another impressive win while Manchester City, Southampton and Liverpool picked up three points away from home.

Southampton defender Toby Alderweireld is well aware that the prospect of trying to stop former Atletico Madrid teammate Diego Costa when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit St Mary's on Sunday will be one of his toughest tests of the season.

Alderweireld began 2014 playing alongside Costa at the Spanish champions and ends it trying to contain a player he believes is one of the best in the world.

This has been quite the year for the 25-year-old, having made the loan move to Saints fresh from helping...

By ESPN Staff
7 hours ago

Prem: City battle the elements to victory

The Premier League big guns, including Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, have avoided a Christmas hangover to score crucial Boxing Day victories.

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